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Grosjean shows off gruesome injuries as bandages removed after fireball crash

Romain Grosjean has showed his hands finally free of bandages, six weeks after he climbed from the wreckage of his car in an horrific fireball accident at the Bahrain Grand Prix.
The 34-year-old, who has now left Formula One, suffered burns to both hands when his Haas car split in two and erupted in flames after piercing a metal crash barrier.
The Frenchman has been recovering at home in Switzerland since leaving hospital three days after the accident, missing the last two races of 2020.

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F1 season-opener set to be postponed as Covid-19 continues to wreak havoc

The 2021 season-opening Australian Grand Prix looks set to be rescheduled to later in the year due to the Covid-19 pandemic and a tightening of local quarantine rules.
The Melbourne showdown is currently due to take place on March 21, though tickets for the race at Albert Park have yet to go on sale.
However, with the Covid-19 crisis continuing to wreak havoc all over the globe, it appears that the traditional curtain-raiser will have to be moved.
A Formula One spokesman, asked on Monday about the likelihood of a postponement, said the sport looked forward to racing again in March.

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Lewis Hamilton ‘set to be given knighthood after Boris Johnson bends rules’

Lewis Hamilton is set to receive a knighthood after Prime Minister Boris Johnson placed him on the ‘Diplomatic and Overseas List’ in order to bypass tax concerns.
The Formula 1 star won a record-equalling seventh world championship this year and was crowned the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year.
There have been calls from some quarters for him to receive the knighthood, partly due to his sporting success and partly for his work campaigning for greater diversity in the sport.
However, others have criticised the 35-year-old after he lived in tax exile in Monaco.

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F1 chief expresses Michael Schumacher hope as son Mick follows in his footsteps

Ross Brawn is ‘excited’ for Mick Schumacher’s Formula One debut – and hopes the driver’s legendary father is one day able to ‘participate in’ his success.
The son of seven-time F1 champion Michael Schumacher will follow in his dad’s footsteps next season after securing a seat at Haas.
And while Brawn can’t wait to see the 21-year-old in action, he admits Schumacher Jr’s presence on the grid will be a reminder of the “tragedy” which befell his father.

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